The Yi 4K Action camera from Yi Technology was launched in China back in May. If buyers in other countries wanted it, they’d have to order from there and deal with often fairly long shipping times. Now, the Yi 4K has been officially launched in the USA and is available on Amazon.
Normally, Chinese action cams don’t tend to be a big deal, but the original Yi HD 1080p action camera proved itself to be a pretty worthy contender which, for the most part, held up well against the GoPro Hero3+ Silver, especially once you started hacking it.
The Olympus Stylus Tough TG-Tracker (we’ll just call it TG-Tracker), is the newly announced action camera from Olympus looking to take on the likes of GoPro for market supremacy.
Boasting a whole host of neat features and super rugged durability right out of the box and without the need for a protective case, it looks like it may well hit its mark, too.
Nikon might’ve made the most commotion in the action camera game at CES 2016, they weren’t the only major brand to release adventurous new gear. Sony has also made their presence known with a brand new entry-level action cam designed to take on GOPro’s HERO+ head on. [Read more…]
The upcoming virtual-reality oriented action camera captures 360° video in 4K, above or up to 100 feet below the water surface, and seems to be in an excellent position to make an impact on the action cam and VR markets.
Talk is cheap though and good looks can be deceiving, so here are the first video samples captured with the KeyMission 360, showing off the camera’s impressive capabilities.
In a move that will no doubt make a lot of peoples’ holiday shopping a lot easier, YI has just announced its action camera is now available in a ‘limited release version exclusively for the United States’.
The YI action cam will be sold via Amazon Exclusives, so don’t expect to find it anywhere else in the US.
The demand for the YI camera has been high ever since it was announced back in March, and while many who have been anticipating it will be thrilled it’s finally available in the US, the price is not as lucrative as it was for the Chinese launch.
If you’ve considered buying an action camera, but have hesitated due to the cost of a GoPro, this little gem might be the answer. It’s called CAME-ZERO and it’s a budget version of GoPro’s HERO action cam lineup.
When I shared the video of the GoPro falling into the rattlesnake pit yesterday, I mentioned how most of the footage we see these days from action cameras is kinda boring.
18-year-old professional kayaker Rafa Ortiz, who was described by Red Bull as ‘The Mexican kayaker who seeks the gnarliest whitewater’, is definitely not in that group.
With his life philosophy being ‘die exhausted’, Rafa is no stranger to extreme action and he makes sure to take his GoPro with him. Problem is, how do you trigger the camera to capture that one awesome shot?
In this next video Rafa shows us his solution – a bite remote trigger, and how to make one. [Read more…]
Usually when comparing action cameras we assume they are built strong enough and compare them by footage quality, battery stamina and features.
However, what happens when you put these cameras to their durability extremes? Kai of DRTV took four cameras to the test: GoPro 4 ($500), XiaoYi ($60-$80), AMK5000 ($72-$90) and a vibratorcam (which we will ignore for the sake of this article). While each of these cameras have a slightly different set of features, this very-Kai-style test is not focused on any of them. This is a pure durability stress test:
We all love the GoPro for a variety of reasons. But, one major drawback of the well-known action cam is a sacrifice on quality due to it’s sensor size. Oh, and you’re kinda stuck with the stock the fisheye-like lens.
Z Camera is looking to give GoPro a run for their money with the introduction of the E1, the world’s smallest micro 4/3 camera with interchangeable lenses and 4K video. Although it hasn’t yet hit mass production, this feat of photographic engineering is shaping up to be fun!